Jaguar Temple at Tikal under poor weather condition ( View from the Akropolis)
The Temple I at Tikal, Temple of the Great Jaguar's called, was built in honor and as a grave of King Ah Cacau. Perhaps the King has prepared plans to even themselves. The building itself was constructed, however, by his son, who ascended the throne in 734. Ah Cacaus grave goods included 180 superb Jades, 90 pieces of bone carved with hieroglyphs, and beads and Roche spines, which were used for ritual bloodletting.
The building is 47 meters high and consists of nine big steps with a single staircase. It leads up to the shrine, which consists of three one behind the vaulted halls. The pyramid was built around the year 684 AD, ie in the middle of classic Mayaperiode.
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Bergenphotos (2772) 2010-02-23 4:12
This looks like a special place, and you give a lot of useful information in your note. The picture is good and this POV works well to show this place. TFS.
Regards from the Norwegian winter.
Amaz (11475) 2010-02-23 4:44
Excellente shot, Achim!!
Very well done!!!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-23 4:50
a superb shot from this fantastic architecture, the composition of the photo is spectracular, the people in the background emphasized the size very well. Tfs! Have a nice day!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-02-23 5:08
Magnificent pyramidal temple. The use of this structures for rituals bloody leaves the atmosphere darker. Excellent POV, very good colors and great details.
belido (19934) 2010-02-23 6:44
for the heavy sky works pretty well to dramatize the scene. Very interesting subject, stunning details on the ancient temple!
csabagaba (6630) 2010-02-23 6:48
Nice photo. The mysteries of dark colors suggest, but this does not affect your sight. Sombre mood pictures. Your position is good, nice composition.
JCG (35129) 2010-02-23 8:30
Civilization which always fascinated me and I envy you to have been able to approach these splendid architectures which, like the pyramids, are surrounded by mysteries. Very beautiful photograph on this majestic temple, certainly easier to go up in top than to go down, a step should not be missed because the fall is severe !!! very interesting photograph just like your note, thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
diomed (13926) 2010-02-23 8:41
althought the light is not the best, the architecture is fantastic. Excellent perspective, usefull human presence in order to understand the real dimensionsof the buildings. TFS
Fis2 (90951) 2010-02-23 12:15
A very curious place and object.
I like the colours.
Photo has climate.
anokutan (15097) 2010-02-23 13:03
Nice photo.Your position is good, nice composition.A very curious place and object.
john1 (4028) 2010-02-23 13:26
A superb shot of this magnificent place, the architectural point of view is put in value here. The detail and sharpness are superb and well done. The people at the temple gives an idea of the scale of this composition. Thank you for sharing.
pierrefonds (61152) 2010-02-23 18:09
The trees are framing well the temple. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the temple. The theathening sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-23 23:28
Seeing Tikal is one of my dreams... superb temple rising above the jungle, good quality despite the cloudy sky
have a nice day JY
danos (91228) 2010-02-24 0:26
Good morning Achim,
a spectacular view of the Jaguar Temple under this grey sky make the scene so monumental.I like the good placement of the temple in the image, as the lot of stairs leading to the top of the construction, the shrine.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-24 3:19
Excellent presentation of this famous religious edifice. Very impressive shot too with this sky and the beautiful contrasts well colected. i like too the balance of the composition and the greta depht of the image thanhs a POV and a FG well selcetd.
TopGeo (38216) 2010-02-24 7:03
Excellente shot, Achim!!A impressive place Well chosen to frame this beautiful Temle! Good idea! A framework that gives perspective and clarity
s_lush (16134) 2010-02-24 8:11
Despite the poor weather conditions at the moment of the capturing, this temple looks very well in your shot. Including the group of people into the composition allows seeing the vast sizes of the pyramid. Very well composed, captured and described!
paura (47186) 2010-02-24 11:52
Beleza de tomada desse interessantissimo lugar. Linda fotografia.
ciakgiak (30423) 2010-02-24 13:16
what a fantastic view on this interesting temple.
The composition is perfect with the temple out of centre. The colours and the sharpness are really good.
lousat (83666) 2010-02-24 13:58
Hi Achim,you wasn't lucky whit the weather,but this dark atmosphere and these clouds in background are a beautiful contribute to create a different and dramatic composition,you work at the best whit your camera and i like a lot the result.Have a nice time and thanks for share,Luciano
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-02-24 14:36
The sky is a bit great, but this one gives a much more impressive view of the pyramid, and luckily there is the green color to liven the picture.
All the best,
Graal (100582) 2010-02-24 23:23
great journey You had, amazing historic place. Good shot and presentation. Pity that weather was cloudly. An interesting note.
Have a nice day.
gildasjan (42726) 2010-02-25 6:08
Un bel ensemble de pierres ce temple.Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas un ciel plus coloré,mais voilà c'est la nature.
Sergiom (68856) 2010-02-25 6:39
Belle netteté pour une journée aussi sombre. Belle pyramide et belle composition.
adramad (41240) 2010-02-25 7:00
Excellent perspective of the pyramid.
fabianoleite (10180) 2010-02-25 17:25
Great place with interesting and mystic elements well framed and with good colors and shapes. Good contrast with green. Congratulations!
Silvio1953 (131920) 2010-02-26 6:34
Ciao Achim, great POV on wonderful temple, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (58047) 2010-02-26 10:25
You used a good POV to obtain a beautiful image in your framing. This temple is spectacular, and seems to be a bit risky to rise and to go down through the strong steps of its stairs.
In spite of the bad weather, the photo is attractive and the composition is balanced well.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-02-26 19:16
a great scene with ancient architectural details.very impressive and very strong building.an eye catcher shot.well done.TFS
Have a nice weekend
pablominto (53746) 2010-02-26 23:40
It is interesting to see how people as far apart as Central America and Egypt got the same idea about burial customs and pyramids!
An interesting documentary, where the low light and dark sky enhances the feeling of drama...
ChrisJ (105681) 2010-02-27 0:01
An interesting shot of the fascinating ruins, with good sharpness, shadow detail & pov. Well done!
pajaran (55661) 2010-02-27 1:56
Dobar dan, kod nas vetar i kisa.
Ostavili su trag svojom starom civilizacijom, gradjevine koje su i danas cudo aritekture, dobro ste ih prikazali lepim bojama i fotografijom, cestitam.
Prijatan vikend, Paja.
Guten Tag, wir Wind und Regen.
Spuren der antiken Zivilisation, Gebäude, die noch aritekture Wunder, und Sie haben sie anzuzeigen schönen Farben und Foto, Glückwunsch.
Have a nice weekend, Paja.
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-27 6:22
A very good pov to show this magnificent temple.. eye catching details n nice natural colors.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
mauro61 (52855) 2010-02-27 10:01
suggestiva immagine di questo tempio in una collocazione paesaggistica unica.
Buona gestione della luce sotto un cielo nuvoloso,
un caro saluto
asajernigan (21427) 2010-02-28 17:05
This is a great shot of this famous temple. The angle of the shot is nice giving the photo a sense of depth & direction. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
shevchenko (18892) 2010-02-28 22:12
Good frame to the old mega architectures, tourists less in a cloudy day, although the scene is dim but still clear to see the structures of these historical buildings, thanks for sharing.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-03-01 7:44
When I was in Guatemala...I couldn't visit Peten. A pity. Maybe next time...who knows.
Anyway, excellent view. I also like this lovely pre-typical stormy weather!
jemaflor (90217) 2010-03-01 11:43
Good pov to present this Temple but maybe not the best light with this cloudy weather, interesing very old architecture for this monument.
Cricri (112195) 2010-03-02 5:15
Celui ci a une ressemblance au temple Maya, fascinnant, mystérieux et intéressant, belle présentation
Bruno40 (6658) 2010-10-02 4:17
A wonderful place I had the luck to visit some years ago... under torential rain for two days.
Great POV and composition here, good photo despite the unfriendly sky.